Published: 20 August 2023
I work for Community First; we are the supporting body for the 42 Link schemes that run throughout Wiltshire. You probably know that Link Schemes are voluntary groups which offer a transport and good neighbour service to local people who are in need, perhaps because they are elderly, disabled, isolated and lonely, single parents, or perhaps temporarily in need because of illness. Link Schemes operate as small, independent charitable organisations and all volunteers use their own private vehicles. (Insurance and DBS checks are carried out).
To give you an idea of the level of support The Link Schemes offer, last year they made 26,249 health related journeys and completed 34,125 good neighbour tasks which include collecting prescriptions and shopping.
We desperately need your support in promoting our recruitment drive to find new volunteers across Wiltshire to keep this vital service going.
Therefore, I wonder if you would be kind enough to share the attached flyer on any platform you may have within your community, for example your weekly newsletter, social media or perhaps you have a noticeboard that you could display the flyer on.
I am very happy to post copies of the leaflet, so if you would prefer this option, please do let me know how many you would like, and I will post some out to you.
Thank you for your time,
Community Development Officer
Telephone: 01380 732800
Mobile: 07721 129639
Unit C2, Beacon Business Centre, Hopton Park, Devizes, SN10 2EY